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Policy and Advocacy

ACFID advocates to the Australian government and parliament for a compassionate and high impact development cooperation and humanitarian assistance program for Australia. ACFID advocates for international development policy and practice that is responsive to its context, based on partner country needs, takes account of what works, and is founded on internationally agreed norms for sustainable development, human rights, and open and inclusive societies.

Current Projects

Front Cover of the ACFID Development Policy Submission

ACFID’s submissions to the Australian Government’s new Development Policy

In response to the Government’s request for DFAT’s design of a new international development policy for Australia, ACFID contributed to the process with two submissions. The first contained recommendations to guide DFAT’s approach to putting development back at the...
Outcomes

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ACFID advocates to the Australian government and parliament for a compassionate and high impact development cooperation and humanitarian assistance program for Australia. ACFID advocates for international development policy and practice that is responsive to its...
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Parliamentary Engagement & Launch of the Help Fight Famine Campaign

This week, ACFID has led a delegation of a dozen CEOs and Executives to meet with MPs and Senators regarding Australia’s aid program. Representatives of the sector have met with approximately 30 politicians or their offices, across Labor, the Coalition, the Greens,...

Submissions

ACFID’s submission on the Performance Framework for Australia’s New International Development Policy

The Humanitarian Reference Group (HRG) submission on Australia’s New International Development Policy

ACFID’s Submission to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee on the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Support for Infrastructure Financing) Bill 2019 [Provisions]

ACFID’s Submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the Design of the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP)

The Real Story Ends in Landfill

ACFID Federal Budget Analysis 2019-20

Policy briefs

Election Policy Brief 2022 – Gender Equality

Election Policy Brief 2022 – Elevating Development

Election Policy Brief 2022 – Disability Inclusion

Election Policy Brief 2022 – Development Finance

Election Policy Brief 2022 – Climate Change

Election Policy Brief 2022- Civil Society

Correspondence

PSEA Country Mapping of Known Context, Legislation, Reporting and Referral Pathways – Fiji

PSEA Country Mapping of Known Context, Legislation, Reporting and Referral Pathways – All Countries

ACFID Collaboration and Partnership Guidance

Membership Application Guidelines – 2020

PSEA Country Mapping of Known Context, Legislation, Reporting and Referral Pathways – Vanuatu

PSEA Country Mapping of Known Context, Legislation, Reporting and Referral Pathways – Tonga

About

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Annual Report 2021-22

Reporting on ACFID’s activities to ensure transparency and accountability

ACFID

ACFID is the peak body for Australian NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action.

Our PARTNERSHIPS

ACFID works and engages with a range of strategic partners in addition to our members.

GOVERNANCE

ACFID is governed by its Board, ACFID Council, and various expert and governance committees.

Members

Conference

Conference 2022

HEALTHY PLANET, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES.

Acting with evidence, equity and inclusion for a resilient future.

Meet our Members

The ACFID membership is comprised of Australian NGOs that actively work in the international aid and development sector.

Become a member

Joining ACFID means joining an experienced and powerful mix of like-minded organisations committed to good international development practice.

Membership types & fees

ACFID has two types of organisational membership: Full Membership and Affiliate Membership.

State of the Sector

The State of the Sector Report provides a comprehensive and robust analysis of the state of the Australian aid and development sector.

NGO Aid Map

ACFID’s NGO Aid Map allows the Australian public and stakeholders to explore the work of ACFID Members around the world.

Development Practice Committee

The DPC is an expert advisory group of development practitioners leading good practice within the sector.

Our Focus

Budget Analysis

Federal Budget 2022 Analysis

Facts and figures on how aid is presented in this year’s annual budget

Strategic Plan

ACFID prioritises a robust response to climate change and pressure on civil society in developing countries, as well as other key priorities.

Emergency Aid

ACFID Members provide vital life-saving assistance in the immediate aftermath of an emergency.

Climate Change

Action on climate change is one of ACFID’s highest priorities, as it is an existential threat to humanity and our development.

Civil Society

Civil societies are a cornerstone of regional stability and ensure that the voices of the marginalised are heard.

Supporting NGOS

Supporting NGOs as Valuable Partners.

Inclusive & locally led development

Walking the talk on inclusive development.

Humanitarian Action

Taking humanitarian action for those in greatest need.

Elevating Development

Elevating Development to the Heart of Australia’s International Engagement.

PSEAH

Improving standards, practice and culture to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Code of Conduct

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2022-23 ACFID Code of Conduct Review

The ACFID Code of Conduct is periodically reviewed to ensure it continues to reflect good practice and the needs of ACFID and its members.

Code of Conduct

The Code is a voluntary, self-regulatory industry code of good practice.

About the Code

Find out more about the Code of Conduct and how it operates.

Good Practice Toolkit

Overview and practical resources, and examples to support the implementation of the Code.

Spotlight on the Code

Provides a thematic ‘deep dive’ into each of the nine Quality Principles in the Code

Compliance

This section outlines the responsibility to be taken by each Member to ensure compliance with the Code.

Complaints Handling

How to make a complaint and information on the Code’s independent mechanism to address concerns relating to an ACFID Members’ conduct.

Other Standards

Mapping the Code with other professional standards and principles in the humanitarian and aid sector in Australia and internationally

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